911 Memorial, NY

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Our first destination on our second day in NY was the 911 Memorial. I have seen pictures of the place but nothing prepares you for the feeling that the place elicits. This was very thoughtfully and creatively designed, properly honoring the victims of the 2001 attacks. 

We would have wanted to explore more but it rained so we had to leave and seek shelter.

Central Park, NY

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Our only agenda for day 1 sightseeing in NY was Central Park. I've been to the park twice before but somehow missed many of the pocket attractions. We saw Alice in Wonderland and Hans Christian Andersen statues, Loeb boathouse, Bethesda fountain and The Mall. New Yorkers are very lucky to have this park in the city.

Four Days in New York

We went on a short trip to New York with the whole family in June. My parents are visiting from the Philippines for a few months and we wanted them to experience NY, being a such a popular US city. We were celebrating two birthdays and Father's Day so the timing was right for this getaway. My sister flew in from LA and met us at the hotel on the 16th (her birthday). We managed to keep it a secret from the parents until we all met. She and my cousin who's based in NY brought Jollibee and Red Ribbon for lunch. Fun!

Our itinerary:
  • Day 1 - Central Park
  • Day 2 - 911 Memorial, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Grimaldi's in Brooklyn
  • Day 3 - American Museum of Natural History, Wicked
  • Day 4 - Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, Times Square
More photos in upcoming posts. =)

Happy birthday, Em!

June birthdays!

Summer Basketball Camp

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rich signed Neil up for his first basketball camp earlier this month. This is his first time doing basketball camp or any team sport. I changed my work hours so I could see him on the final day of camp.

Strawberry Picking at Southern Belle Farm

We went strawberry picking on May 27 at Southern Belle, the same farm we visited last year. Ela is old enough to pick this time and she really enjoyed it. Also a first time experience for my parents. :)

Photos and Stories by Dee